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Arts and Sciences Shines at Chancellor’s Awards for Public Engagement and Scholarship

The College takes home six awards

May 6, 2014 | Article by: Sarah Scalese

Eric Holzwarth, Inspiration Award Recipient


Syracuse University’s (SU) College of Arts and Sciences shined at this year’s Chancellor’s Awards for Public Engagement and Scholarship (CAPES) Celebration Program. The awards, which are handed out annually, are given to those individuals that embrace a commitment to promote positive change through public engagement and scholarship that simultaneously advances knowledge and meets real-world needs. Recipients of this year’s awards include individual students, groups of students, residence halls, residence floors, student organizations, and academic projects and classes that invested themselves in and contribute to the public good.

The College was well represented, taking home a half dozen awards, including:

  • Eleven students in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics’ Advanced Methods for Language Teaching received a Legacy Award for Academic Achievement. The award is given to SU students who are members of an academic group that, in partnership with organizations and citizens in the community, exemplifies meaningful and sustained engagement. The award’s recipients teamed up with community members at Syracuse’s West Side Learning Center and at Missio, a local church with a strong social justice mission, to offer a 10-week English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program in fall 2013. Supported by Professor Amanda Brown, students provided professional, well prepared, effective, and successful English language classes, helping to fill a void in adult education programming caused by budget cuts in recent years.
  • Eric Holzwarth, the Deputy Director of The Renée Crown Honors Program in The College of Arts and Sciences and assistant professor of religion, was among the six people to receive a 2014 Inspiration Award, which are given to faculty or staff members who have been mentors, supporters, and sources of inspiration. Holzwarth is actively involved the development and direction of the Honors program and also oversees administration and day to day operations.
  • Four students in The College of Arts and Sciences were among the six recipients of this year’s Chancellor’s Citations including Erin Carhart ’14, Charlene Hinton ’16, Ashlee Newman ’15, and Amanda Quinn ’14.

Vice Chancellor and Provost Eric Spina, along with Darcy Cherlin ’14, a student in The College of Arts and Sciences and Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs presented the awards at the ceremony held on Wednesday, April 23 in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium. The United Way of Central New York was the 2014 Community Partner. 

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Sarah Scalese
315-443-8085
sescales@syr.edu